Abolition hailed, still lots of work ahead


PETALING JAYA: The abolition of the mandatory death penalty is just the first step towards criminal justice reform, say advocates, even as they lauded the government’s move.

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) described it as a historic move, noting that while the death penalty still exists, the abolition of the mandatory death sentence would empower judges with the discretion to mete out alternative sentencing.

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